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Voice Post: Moved in & my second Lupron injection

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May. 31st, 2006 | 11:16 pm

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“Well, I’m posting via a different route this way, calling directly into Live Journal. It seems to be working okay. Nothing else is working, so at least I can do this.

Anyway, we‘re practically all moved into our new place in Sausalito.

A huge thanks goes out to my mom for packing everything, well, for packing most things, and for Casey for arranging this and for everyone who showed up to help us move. You really made our move very easy. Thank you so much.

The other thing that’s going on with me is that yesterday I got another shot of Lupron – that’s my second dose. The first dose lasted a month, and this dose lasts three months. Needles to say my butt is sore, the shot kind of hurts and I’m kind of achy today.

For those of you who don’t know: Lupron is a naturally occurring chemical that is part of the process that communicates to the pituitary gland and tells the body to stop producing testosterone. What they’re trying to do is to starve the testosterone out of my body.

There are side effects with Lupron. Last time, it was pretty intense for me. Nausea to begin with, a lot of fatigue and some mood swings, and then also some swelling in my lower extremities. For a couple of weeks, I had to put my feet up in the middle of the day to just sort of drain them and at night. Also, night sweats.

So, I’m not looking forward to those again. I’m hoping that my body has adapted and I don’t have to deal with them. A lot of people say that it’s a lot like PMS or menopause. I guess this is as close as I get; not having testosterone production in my body obviously means that I still have estrogen production, so my whole experience of my body in life is different. Muscle mass gets a little lower and my bones get a little weaker and my moods shift. So those are all things I have to deal with.

But, so far, so good, I feel really good.

It seems like the treatments are working very well. For the Eastern treatment that I get, I see an amazing man named Michael Broffman in San Anselmo. He’s a Chinese doctor, and he’s got me on herbal formula and lots of supplements that take care of a lot of side effects. I’m lucky to be able to do that as well.

Anyway, that’s about it for now.
Stay tuned for another post soon.”

Transcribed by: cauch

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It's Betsy

from: anonymous
date: Jun. 5th, 2006 04:47 pm (UTC)

I love you and hope to see you soon, jerumi...I miss you.

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Re: It's Betsy

from: jerumi
date: Jun. 17th, 2006 06:14 pm (UTC)

Hey Betsy, I didn't realize that you had left a post here! So nice to hear from you!! How is the old homestead? When am I going to get to see you??


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